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2008 | 17/30 | 1 | 143-157
Article title

Creative Time Synchronizations: Proximal and Grounded Pasts, Presents, and Futures

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Abstracts
EN
The purpose of this paper is to present a new paradigm and an innovative technology for thinking about the future. The concept of time synchronization is introduced as a technology to improve individual competency for balancing the continuous construction of reinterpreted pasts, presents and futures in order to cope with the acceleration of change, complexity, and uncertainty. This new paradigm is driven by recognition of three factors: 1) Humans are both conservative and novelty generating. 2) Novelty is a key factor of life and humans address novelty through pattern-evolving creativity. 3) Reality is defined through the unique ability of humans to anticipate and define experience in terms of pattern and category. This article asserts that rapidly expanding human plurality and novelty require new models concerning relationships of past, present, and future. Such models should adequately address the rapidly changing and more complex conditions in which they are constructed and deconstructed, including the expanding opportunities that accompany them.
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1
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143-157
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ARTICLE
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  • Arthur M. Harkins, Dept. of Educational Policy and Administration, 330 Wulling Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455–0221, USA, http://dlib.lib.cas.cz/3503/
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CEJSH db identifier
09CZAAAA056216
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bwmeta1.element.9b540845-2364-3aa2-91e9-3b04d3381aa4
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